Chicago’s machine politics invades the criminal justice system. Outside influences used to prevent or at least delay ex mayor Daley Jr. from giving courtroom testimony. The case in point deals with litigation aiming to release an imprisoned victim of long ago police torture and other police and potential prosecutor misconduct. The current Chicago DA Office, run by Anita Alvarez, a Daley appointee, was previously booted from this current case for her political connections.
Read the full article here.
One comment in this article about this maneuvering comes from the Chicago Innocence Project director.
“If Bonjean’s (the defense attorney) allegations are true, high-ranking officials have obstructed justice to promote a political agenda. Nothing less than a full-blown federal investigation is needed. Everyone who has subverted Stanley Wrice’s decades-long fight for freedom must be held accountable.” To me, this is the crux of it. Enough.”